West Indies quickies rekindle memories of #CricketWorldCup glory

Mae Harvey
June 8, 2019

The five-time World Cup winning champions Australia will take on the two-times champions West Indies in match 10 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Australia coach Justin Langer has hailed the West Indies' "Calypso cricket" and cricketers, admitting that they were his heroes when he was growing up as he prepares Australia to face its current battery of fast bowlers.

Coulter-Nile became the highest run scorer by a number eight batsman in a World Cup. But, Smith led a remarkable fightback with a 73 off 103 deliveries while Coulter-Nile unleashed a late onslaught with an unbelievable 92 off 60 balls.

The two teams, who have won seven out of the 11 World Cups so far between them, meet at Trent Bridge on Thursday after both cruised to comfortable opening victories. While West Indies batting line-up boosts of batsmen like Chris Gayle, Andre Russell and Shai Hope, Australia have David Warner, Usman Khawaja and Steve Smith in their side.

India's Bumrah lived up to his pre-tournament billing as one of the world's best seamers with a cutting ball that squared up Hashim Amla and started South Africa's struggles at the crease.

Australia's Steve Smith can't quite believe he's been caught by Sheldon Cottrell. But Coulter-Nile cashed in as he surpassed his previous worldwide best of 34.

On their last visit to the ground, their bowlers copped the punishment as England hit a world record 6-481.

BC-CRI-CWC-West Indies-Sheldon's Salute, 414Cricketer's army salute becoming image of World CupAP Photo BRV116, BRV118, BRV129Eds: Will update after the match. Holder who overturned decisions against him on seven and 22, upped the tempo with several well-struck boundaries.

And when they defeated England four years later in another Lord's final to retain their title, the West Indies did so with the original "fearsome foursome" of Andy Roberts, Michael Holding, Colin Croft and Joel Garner.

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